Trekking off the main paths is not only possible, but can be immensely rewarding, though you need a sense of adventure and it increases ability to deal with the unexpected. Geographically Dhaulagiri Trekking is a land of dramatic contrast. From the near tropical Pokhara valley to steep slope climb to snow capped Himalayan giant.
Dhaulagiri, is the sixth highest peak of Nepal. It towers high above the well-trekked Muktinath pilgrim trail up to the Kaligandaki valley. The vast massif screens the hidden land of Dolpo to its north west. Following river up stream, ferns and forest of oak and other deciduous trees and juniper are interesting. Mountain side of rhododendron blaze with color in the spring, and other flowers are abundant on the trail, even in the high mountain passes above the tree line, tiny alpine flowers can be found dotting the windswept ground.
- Number Of days: 20
- Starting point: Kathmandu
- Maximum Elevation: 5360m
- Grade: Medium
- Mode of trek: Camping
- Ending point: Kathmandu
- Season: September / December and March / May
- Maximum Walking: 7 - 8hours
- Mode of travel: drive or fly in / drive or fly out.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Drive to Pokhara and Beni.
Day 4: Trek to Babichour.
Day 5: Trek to Darapani.
Day 6: Trek to Muri.
Day 7: Trek to Boghara.
Day 8: Trek to Dobang.
Day 9: Trek to Italian Base Camp.
Day 10: Italian Base Camp rest day.
Day 11: Trek to Dhaulagiri Base Camp.
Day 12: Trek to French Col.
Day 13: Trek to Dhampus Pass.
Day 14: Trek to Tukuche.
Day 15: Trek to Ghasa.
Day 16: Trek to Tatopani.
Day 17: Trek to Gorepani.
Day 18: Trek to Birethanti.
Day 19: Walk to Nayapul and drive to Kathmandu.
Day 20: Final Departure.
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